Papers — Lyndon B. Johnson (1908 - 1973)
The most significant published collection of Johnson papers is the official Public Papers published by the National Archives. The National Archives edition is limited to Johnson's years in the White House and includes only official public messages (e.g. speeches, press conferences, public statements). In addition to the Public Papers, there exists a single volume collection of papers related to the Vietnam conflict.
- Public Papers of the Presidents: Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969) 10 vols. These papers are also available online through the The American Presidency Project at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
- Lyndon B. Johnson's Vietnam Papers: A Documentary Collection.
Another significant collection of Johnson material is Johnson's secret White House recordings. Recorded between 1963 and 1968 these recordings are currently being released by the National Archives. To listen to these recordings, visit our Johnson Presidential Recordings page.
For non-published material, the best source for Johnson papers is the Lyndon B. Johnson Library. Much of the more important material from Johnson's Presidential files is available on microfilm at research institutions throughout the United States, including Alderman Library at the University of Virginia through which the Scripps Library has access; please contact the Scripps Library for more information about microfilm location and availability.
- Daily Diary of President Johnson (1963–1969) (14 reels)
- The Confidential File of the Johnson White House, 1963–1969
Part 1: Confidential Subject and Name Files (79 reels)
Part 2: Confidential Reports File (24 reels)
- Political Activities of the Johnson White House, 1963–1969
Part 1: White House Central and Confidential Files (47 reels)
Part 2: White House Aides (20 reels)
- Minutes and Documents of the Cabinet Meetings of President Johnson (1963–1969) (17 reels)
- Vietnam, the Media, and Public Support for the War (11 reels)
- The War on Poverty, 1964–1968
Part 1: White House Central Files (16 reels)
Part 2: Records of the President's National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty, 1966–1967 (25 reels)
- Civil Rights During the Johnson Administration, 1963–1969
Part 1: White House Central Files and Aides Files (15 reels)
Part 2: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Administrative History (3 reels)
Part 3: Oral Histories (3 reels)
Part 4: Papers of the White House Conference on Civil Rights (20 reels)
Part 5: Kerner Commission (28 reels)